Evergreen Hop Blend is a unique hop blend developed to bring out the best citrus, floral, and fruit hop characteristics in American-style craft lagers and ales. After multiple brewing trials at the Rahr Technical Center, the blend was added to the BSG Hop Solutions portfolio in 2021.
Evergreen showcases fresh peaches and apricots and bright citrus notes like lemon candy, orange zest, and tangerine. Watermelon candy, fresh hay, and pine needles add a classic American craft beer touch to its aroma. Some secondary and tertiary notes include menthol, dank, geranium, herbs (basil, dill, thyme), cannabis, and green tea.
Evergreen is perfect for aroma, whirlpool, and dry-hop additions during or after fermentation. It’s ideal for hoppy lager styles like IPL but also works well in West Coast IPA, pale ale, American black ale, and barley wine.
|Country of Origin:||United States|
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Evergreen Blend Flavor And Aroma
Evergreen Blend is an aroma hop that is often described to have the following aroma characteristics:
stone fruit, peach, apricot
Evergreen Blend Hop Oil Breakdown
Hop oils can vary from year to year and farm to farm but based on our research, here are the typical values we have seen reported. This information comes from various hop farms, The Hop Aroma Compendium, and For The Love Of Hops.
|Alpha Acid % (AA)|
Alpha acids are what is isomerized when boiling to create bitterness in beer.
|7% – 7.5%|
|Beta Acid %|
Beta acids are what give hops their more aroma and flavor compounds.
|4.3% – 4.5%|
This ratio of alpha acids to beta acids determines how quickly bitterness fades during aging. Lower ratios are common for aromatic varieties.
|Co-Humulone as a % of Alpha|
Higher numbers are said to impart a harsher bitterness.
|Data Not Available|
|Total Oils (mL/100g)|
With more total oils, typically comes a more complex hop profile but these are highly volatile compounds.
|30% – 32%|
|20% – 22%|
|10% – 12%|
|1% – 3%|
|Other Oils: Includes beta-ionine, beta-pinene, limonene, linalool, geranoil & selinene||31% – 39%|
|Hop Storage Index (HSI)|
The HSI indicates the percent of alpha and beta acids lost after 6 months of storage at room temperature (68°F or 20°C).
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|Hop Storage Index (HSI) Rating||Data Not Available|
Evergreen Blend Hop Substitutions
Replacing one hop for another is seldom straightforward but sometimes you don’t have the right hop or the right quantity of hops for the beer you want to make. For those situations, we have made a comprehensive list of hops to substitute on brew day.
These substitutions aren’t perfect as hop chemistry is pretty complex.
We wanted to make this list of substitutions with varietals that are easy to find when possible. For Evergreen Blend, we recommend substituting with the following hops:
For the most part, any hop could have a place in just about any beer style. Based on popular beers, historical usage, and our own preferences, we would recommend using Evergreen Blend for IPA, New England IPA, Pale Ale, Wheat Beer, Golden Ale. That being said, experiment and see what works best for you.
Hieronymus, Stan. For The Love of Hops. Brewers Publications, 2012
The Hop Aroma Compendium. 2012